Library Assistant – Northwestern University

Full Time @ Jobs in Qatar Sector: Education, Teaching & Training
  • Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : November 16, 2022
  • Salary: Negotiable
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About the job

Salary/Grade: NEX/10

Library Assistant at Northwestern Qatar serves in all phases of the orderly processing of materials. Uses computerized inventory control system for storage of properly sized items and retrieves items as requested by library patrons. Provides digital scans of partial and complete books.

Operates material handling equipment to shelve/retrieve items in/from the storage module. Responsible for the retrieval of all collection materials in various locations throughout the department. Assists with backlog by storing, updating, importing and creating records. Reviews/revises student work with records.

Works with more difficult copy and complex material cataloging. Provides data inputting support for institutional repository. Assists with acquisitions and other special projects. May assist in training lower level library staff and/or supervise the work of student assistants.

  • Note: Not all aspects of the job are covered by this job description.

ResponsibilitiesDocuments and Databases

  • Performs pre-order and post-receipt searching in ALMAand OCLC. Loads electronic records and invoices.
  • Submits orders via EDI. Creates bibliographic and holdings records and purchase orders for firm-ordered, notification slips and approval materials. Creates invoices in Voyager and pays for books received on firm order or approval.
  • Catalogs items for which copy is found and performs authority work as necessary

Customer Service

  • Communicates with library staff as necessary regarding cataloging issues.
  • Assists in the public service functions of the department

Daily Oversight of Work

  • Supervises the work of student assistants
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • A high school diploma, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired
  • 1-3 years of experience in a library or equivalent environment.
  • One-year of experience in cataloging, acquisitions OR data entry.
  • Familiarity with inventory control software, digital scanning equipment and software, and processes.

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